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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal needs to beat Grigor Dimitrov to set up high-voltage final against old nemesis Roger Federer

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal needs to beat Grigor Dimitrov to set up high-voltage final against old nemesis Roger Federer

Nadal, 30, has looked fit and aggressive, in beating third seed Milos Raonic, Gael Monfils and Alexander Zverev.

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov - PREVIEW

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov - PREVIEW

The 2009 winner is 7-1 in his matches with Dimitrov, including a four-set quarter-final win at the Australian Open three years ago.

Brisbane International: 'Baby Fed' Grigor Dimitrov beats Kei Nishikori to win first title since 2014

Brisbane International: 'Baby Fed' Grigor Dimitrov beats Kei Nishikori to win first title since 2014

He defeated Japan's Kei Nishikori in three sets, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in one hour and 50 minutes at Queensland Tennis Centre.